Not to nit-pick, but I noticed that for the 370 "Associated place" field, the BL Guide is using the exact NAF form of name with parentheses, e.g., "London (England)" or "Philadelphia (Pa.)," whereas the RDA Toolkit shows "London, England" or "Philadelphia, Pa."  I know that the community has gone back and forth on this issue, along with "U.S." versus "United States" in the $c subfield. Can you confirm what the latest and presumably final practice is to be, or is this a local practice that will vary among different countries?

Christopher T. Baer
Assistant Curator
Manuscripts and Archives
Hagley Museum and Library

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With apolgoies for cross-posting.

A PDF version of the BL Guide to RDA Name Authority Records is now available from this page on our website:

See under "RDA Documentation".

Obviously the links to locations in the RDA Toolkit will only work if you have access to the Toolkit.


Richard Moore
Authority Control Team Manager
The British Library

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